“Sweding” is the process of summing up big Hollywood movies in seconds and with limited means. There’s even a festival for it which doubles as a YouTube channel called Swedefest.
The process, attributed to the Michel Gondry-directed film Be Kind Rewind, starring Mos Def and Jack Black, can actually be applied to many things — anything you remake using cheap materials and/or copying, but it is most delightfully applied to films.
Here are 10 of the best that we could find. And no, So I Married An Axe Murderer wasn’t a “blockbuster,” but guess what? We friggin’ love that movie more than any slick Michael Bay creation.
10. Lord of the Rings
9. Planes Trains & Automobiles
7. So I Married An Axe Murderer
6. Good Will Hunting
5. There Will Be Blood
4. Pulp Fiction
3. The Avengers
And, of course, to complete the meta circle, number one has to be the seeded version of the Be Kind Rewind trailer:
1. Be Kind Rewind